C-E-N-T-E-R-L-I-N-E-S

Issue #46 Friday, June 7, 2002

 

F-E-A-T-U-R-E-S

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What The Heck Is Up With CenterLines Format?

ProBike/Pro Walk : Five Days to a Better Future

ProposedMUTCD Update Includes Bike-Ped Changes

Bike/Walk/Bus/Etc Week Update

Competition for Gainesville Trail Design

Quebec To Get Ped/Bike Overpass

Circuit Court Decision Lets Agencies Off Hook
Free Anti-Gas Guzzler Stickers

 

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Mexico City Gets Help For Traffic, Smog

Engineering For Cars Vs. People

St. Paul's Plans Emphasize Ped-Friendly Places

Denver Gets Accessible Dr. King Memorial
A Walk Through Toronto's Little India

Will FEMA Pay For NYC Paths After 911?

Denver Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide

FL Cyclists Seek Access to Key Highways

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WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH CENTERLINES FORMAT?

You may have received some odd versions of CenterLines

during the past two weeks. There's a simple explanation, and we're

working on the problem. It started when Topica -- the group that has

managed our CenterLines listserve without charge for several years --

announced that it would start inserting ads in each issue as a method

of cost recovery. Fair enough, but we decided we wanted to continue to

publish CenterLines without the ads. So we moved to Topica's ad-free

version of their listserve engine. This arrangement, while ad-free, treated

our links differently, and also necessitated an adjustment in the programs

we use to write our text, as well as the uploading method. In short, we're

working diligently to get these problems resolved. In the meantime, for

those of you who received the previous issues (#44 and #45) with broken

links or garbled text, you can view the issues at our ../../centerlines.htm.
We apologize for any inconvenience as we work to continue bringing you
fresh cycling and pedestrian information in an ad-free environment.

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FIVE DAYS TO A BETTER FUTURE

This fall, the largest gathering of pedestrian and bicycle interests in

the Americas will convene in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3-6. Over

five days (including postconference trainings), delegates to

Pro Bike/ Pro Walk 2002 will engage themselves in a robust program

of workshops, activities and events, meetings and trainings designed

to move the walking and bicycle agendas forward. Pro Bike/Pro Walk,

the biennial International Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, is a

touchstone event for people involved in making communities more

bicycle-friendly and walkable.


Day 1

On Tuesday, September 3rd, before the formal conference begins, there

will be pre-conference meetings of both State and Local Bicycle and

Pedestrian Coordinators, organized by the Federal Highway Administration

(FHWA) with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC). The

Second National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates, organized by America

Walks, ( http://www.americawalks.org/ )will also convene at this time to

focus on issues of greatest concern to pedestrian advocates and walking

interests. An evening reception for delegates will serve as a welcome

to the conference, and offer time to wind down from the dayís activity and

wind up for the beginning of the conference.


Day 2

Wednesdayís opening plenary session marks the beginning of the

Pro Bike/Pro Walk conference program. Sets of seven concurrent breakout

workshops will follow the opening, and continue through the three-day

conference. Workshops will range in style from formal paper presentations

on recent research to open-dialog symposia designed to generate dialog

between perspectives and disciplines.

 

Day 3

Thursdayís program will feature mobile workshops highlighting and

illustrating real-world examples of the challenges and successes

present in the St. Paul area, in addition to workshops in the conference

facility. The afternoon will also provide opportunities for small group

meetings and informal networking.


Day 4

Morning rides, walks and workshops start the day on Friday, the final

day of the conference. A mid-day closing plenary session will wrap up

the conference program, allowing delegates to experience St. Paul by

bicycle and on foot. Delegates will have opportunities to go on both

informal and guided bike rides and walking tours in St. Paul in the

mornings and late afternoons during the conference.


Day 5

Special trainings will be offered on the Saturday following the

conference for those who just canít get enough. Keep an eye on

the conference website for more details. And, while some wind

down from the conference and travel home, others will organize their

own post-conference bike rides and walking tours to round out their

Pro Bike/Pro Walk experience.

To keep up with the latest on Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002, and to register,

visit the conference website at www.bikewalk.org/conference.htm,

or email info@bikewalk.org/

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PROPOSED MUTCD UPDATE INCLUDES BIKE-PED CHANGES

We recently got this info from Richard Moeur, PE, a member of the

National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)...

 

On Tuesday, May 21, 2002, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) in the Federal

Register proposing a significant revision to the MUTCD, the national

standard for traffic control for roadways and other bicycle facilities

open to public travel in the United States. Nearly all states and

municipalities use the MUTCD to define their standards for signing,

marking, signals, and other traffic control. 

 

Of particular interest are a number of proposed provisions relating to

 Part 9 (the bicycle facilities section) and Part 6 (temporary traffic control).

 The entire proposed draft for Revision 2 is on FHWA's MUTCD website

at: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/kno-millennium_npa.htm

 

The proposed revised section dealing specifically with bicycle facilities

(Part 9) may be seen at: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/millennium/pr2/9r2.pdf

 

According to Richard, getting some good proposed amendments into

FHWA's proposal has been "a big accomplishment." However, he cautions,

"Remember that these are only proposed changes at this time, and haven't

yet been officially adopted. Your comments can make a difference. If

you're in favor of some or all of these revisions being adopted, then write

FHWA (see below) and say so. If you don't like some or all of them, or

believe they could be improved, then speak up as well. If there isn't input

from the professional community and the public, then just a few comments

could result in important items not being adopted, or in all the entire

proposed changes being rejected."

 

Comment Deadline: MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2002!

 

To submit comments, go to:

http://dmses.dot.gov/submit/


Where it asks for docket number, type in "11159"

 

To read other folks' comments, go

to: http://dms.dot.gov/search/searchFormSimple.cfm

and type the same number.

 

As Richard suggests, "Read up and comment, and I hope to see lots of

good comments on the DMS website - so that we can work with

FHWA to ensure the highest standards for traffic control for all road

users across the US." Richard's own website is

at: http://members.aol.com/rcmoeur/index.html

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BIKE/WALK/BUS/ETC. WEEK UPDATE

We've gotten a good response to our request for bike/walk/bus/etc.

week websites and are collecting them for publication in the next

issue. If you have an address for us, send it to the editor at

john@montana.com Thanks!

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COMPETITION FOR GAINESVILLE TRAIL DESIGN

Cara Seiderman of the City of Cambridge (MA), recently sent us the

following item:

 

"The Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida

at Gainesville invites submissions from design professionals to the

Gainesville Eco-History Trail landscape design competition, sponsored

by the National Endowment for the Arts' New Public Works Program

and the City of Gainesville. The Gainesville Eco-History Trail will be a

2-mile long urban rail-trail through the historic urban core of Gainesville

, which was founded as a rail transportation hub in the latter 19th century.

The winning design will receive $7,500. Entry deadline is July 19."

 

For more information, check out the publication "Architecture" (5/02,

p.43) or:

http://www.cce.ufl.edu/http://www.cce.ufl.edu

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QUEBEC TO GET PED/BIKE OVERPASS

According to a May 28th news release from the Aecon

Group Inc., Aecon has been awarded a $20.4 million contract

by the Ministere des Transports du Quebec ("MTQ") for work

on Highway 132/15 near Montreal.


"The contract, awarded to Aecon Civil-Industriel in Laval, Quebec,

involves the reconstruction of a 4-km section of divided highway

132/15 in the municipalities of Candiac and Laprairie. The project

includes concrete paving, demolition of a pedestrian tunnel, repairs

to the Salaberry overpass and to the bridge over the St-Jacques

river and the construction of a pedestrian/bicycle overpass.

Construction on the project is slated to begin this month, with

completion scheduled for December 2002..."

 

Source: http://biz.yahoo.com/ccn/020528/c9bcb1e8e77b973a1bb345b117d498eb_1.html

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CIRCUIT COURT DECISION LETS AGENCIES OFF HOOK

Dan Lundeen of the Texas Bicycle Coalition recently sent us this

note:


"Think you have the same right to a safe road as other users? Well,

it turns out that TEA-21 actually does nothing at all for bicyclists' rights.

According to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Cicuit, the MPO's,

state DOT's, transit agencies and even Bicycling Magazine's Worst

Cycling City (Houston, Texas) can keep on completely ignoring the

federal provisions that supposedly guarantee fair treatment of cyclists

in transportation plans and projects, and you can't get a judge to make

them do it if they don't want to. 

 

"This sad state of affairs has to be changed in the TEA-21 reauthorization.

 What will you do about it? In an opinion issued on May 8, 2002, the

 US Fifth Circuit in Lundeen v. Mineta stated:


"'...? 217(g) ... states that transportation plans and projects shall

provide 'due consideration for safety and [ ] routes for bicyclists,'

and that 'bicycle transportation facilities be considered, where

appropriate, in conjunction with all...reconstruction of transportation

facilities.' These phrases voice nebulous requirements: They guarantee

no right to any individual bicyclist; they are minuscule elements of a

reticulated statute ...'"

 

For the complete decision see: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/01/01-20605-cv0.htm

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FREE ANTI-GAS GUZZLER STICKERS

Thanks to Lester Goldstein for send us this item. "To obtain a FREE

red, white, and blue sticker (for bumpers or other surfaces) that reads

"DRIVING A GAS-GUZZLER IS UNPATRIOTIC" send a self-addressed

, stamped envelope to: Stickers - 19, 4509 Interlake Ave. N., #115,

Seattle WA 98103."

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MEXICO CITY GETS HELP FOR TRAFFIC, SMOG

According to a May 31st AP story filed from Mexico City, "In a city

where minibuses weave wildly through smoggy streets clogged

with everything from bicycle cabs to tractor trailers, a group of

Washington-based academics and Mexican officials unveiled a

project Friday to provide the only thing lacking: a bit of order. The

combination of narrow historic streets and six-lane expressways

are frequently a slow-motion nightmare to navigate: the city's tens

of thousands of minibuses have no fixed stops, and are frequently

so crowded that passengers hang from the vehicles' sides.


"Now, an American think tank has joined forces with the Mexico

City government to find ways of promoting fixed bus routes, cleaner

transport and a systematic approach to a transit system that has

grown like an octopus on steroids. Washington-based World

Resources Institute and city transport and environmental officials

acknowledged that their new Center for Sustainable Transport for

Mexico City has a big task in front of it, in this city of 18 million.

The center, backed by a $1 million grant from the London-based

Shell Foundation, will pitch solutions ranging from larger, fuel-cel

l powered buses, to things as simple as setting up bike lanes..."

 

Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/a
p/20020601/ap_on_re_la_am_ca
/mexico_traffic_3

 

Title: "Mexico City Moves to Fight Traffic"

Author: Celeste Tarricone

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ENGINEERING FOR CARS VS. PEOPLE

According to a May 28th Miami Herald story, "It began, simply

and uncontroversially, as a plan by state road engineers to

redesign and rebuild six deteriorated blocks of Biscayne Boulevard

at the northern end of downtown Miami. But what seemed a

mundane chore has provoked a collision between the state and

the city. And the future of Miami's troubled downtown may hang

in the balance.

 

"What happens along those six blocks from the Port of Miami

entrance to the Interstate 395 overpass, city officials say, will

help make or break the city's ambitious plans to revitalize derelict

Bicentennial Park and transform the downtown waterfront into a

vibrant, walkable urban neighborhood. It all boils down to this

question: Should the redesign be engineered for people in cars or people on foot?..."

 

Source: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/3348365.htm

Archive search: http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/archives/

Cost: After 7 days

Title: "Biscayne Boulevard at crossroads"

Author: Andres Viglucci

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ST PAUL'S PLANS EMPHASIZE PED-FRIENDLY PLACES

According to a May 28th column by Larry Millett, Architectural

Critic of the Pioneer Press, "The city of St. Paul, like many other

communities these days, is firmly committed to the principles of

neo-traditional town planning, also known -? confusingly ? as the

new urbanism. Rooted in the past, the so-called new urbanism is

a prescriptive system of design that seeks to replicate an older

way of making places through the use of traditional street grids,

mixed-use zoning, careful regulation of building materials and

massing, and an emphasis on creating pedestrian-friendly environments.

 

"All of these principles are firmly embedded in a new master plan for

the West Side Flats, where a mixed-used development, beginning

with a new building for U.S. Bank, already is under way. Among other

things, the plan calls for restoring the area's historic street layout, sets

sensible limits for the size and height of buildings, and specifies the use

of traditional masonry materials for building fronts..."

 

Source: http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/3348427.htm

Archive search: http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/archives/

Cost: Yes

Title: "St. Paul needs real places, not just images of places"

Author: Larry Millett

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DENVER GETS ACCESSIBLE DR. KING MEMORIAL

According to a May 28th Black Voices story, "One of the nation's

most spectacular memorial tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

will be unveiled on June 9, in Denver, Colorado. The Dr. Martin Luther

King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" monument sculpted by internationally

renowned sculptor and local Denverite Ed Dwight will be officially

dedicated by Mayor Wellington E. Webb and First Lady of Denver

Wilma J. Webb on Sunday, June 9, at 2:30 p.m. at Denver's City Park.

 

"Work began last October on the project which was designed by Denver

sculptor Ed Dwight. A combination of private and public capitol

improvement funds were used to complete the project. 'This monument

is an extraordinary addition to City Park and the City's art collection,'

said Mayor Webb. 'For years to come, visitors will enjoy this special

tribute to a remarkable person and champion of human rights.'

 

"...New elements of the sculpture include a three-layered pedestal

supported by representations of Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Fredrick

Douglass and Mahatma Gandhi. It also includes accessible ramps with

pedestrian lighting and planters leading into a stone walkway with

benches fronting raised panels containing quotes relevant to freedom,

peace, and non-violent actions. ..."

 

Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/bv/20020528/co_bv/martin_luth

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story/co_bv/martin_luther_king_jr__monument_to_be_unveiled

 

Title: "Martin Luther King Jr. monument to be unveiled"

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A WALK THROUGH TORONTO'S LITTLE INDIA

According to a May. 28th story in the Toronto Star, "Of all of

Toronto's fascinating neighbourhoods, perhaps the most colourful is

Little India on Gerrard St. E. On summer nights, the flashing neon,

luxurious silks and aroma of exotic food add up to a delicious sensory

experience. 

 

"Walking west from Coxwell Ave., you'll have a choice of

restaurants offering delectable inexpensive eats. Try the Udupi

Palace for vegetarian fare, the Madras Durbar for marsala dosa (a spicy potato

pancake) and the Lahore Tikka House for mango shakes, sugar

cane drinks and outside tables, perfect for people-watching. Barbecued

corn on the cob and ice cream sold on the sidewalks let you graze while you walk..."

 

Source: http://www.Thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Artic

http://www.Thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Artic

 

Archive search: http://www.thestar.com/static/archives/search.html

Cost: Yes

Title: "Taking your senses for a stroll"

Author: Donna Jean MacKinnon

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WILL FEMA PAY FOR NYC PATHS AFTER 911?

According to a May 29th New York Daily News story, "The Bloomberg

administration is trying a new approach to shake loose billions of

dollars in World Trade Center-related aid from the federal government.

Strict regulations limit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (news

- web sites) to paying for direct cleanup-related expenses rather than

covering the indirect economic impacts of most disasters.

 

"The city has been attempting to gain the $9 billion FEMA appropriated

for New York using the existing rules, although the cleanup costs now

appear no higher than $3 billion. Now, the city is telling FEMA to loosen

up. In a letter sent last week to FEMA and members of New York's

congressional delegation, Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff argued that

FEMA should be allowed to pay for such basics as police overtime

related to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

 

"Doctoroff said federal money also should be used to recoup some $650

million in lost business and tourism-related revenues ? a move that

could help the city plug a $5 billion gap in next year's budget. And

rather than just paying to replace destroyed subways, bridges and

tunnels ? as FEMA regulations dictate ? some $4billion in agency

dollars should be used to "enhance" lower Manhattan's infrastructure

, the letter said.

 

"Items that Doctoroff listed include new commuter-rail and subway

lines, new pedestrian pathways in Chinatown and Tribeca and more

parking for what he estimated would be 'millions of additional visitors'

to lower Manhattan in future years. 'If we do not meet these needs,

we will fail to achieve a recovery from Sept. 11,' Doctoroff wrote. 'FEMA

must be granted the flexibility needed to fund these projects.'..."

 

Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/krnewyork/20020529/lo/city_pushes_for_flexible_

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/krnewyork/20020529/lo/city_pushes_for_flexible_for_flexible_http:/dailynews.yahoo.com/h/krnewyork/20020529/lo/city_pushes_for_flexible_use_of_fema_disaster_aid_1.html

 

Archive search: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nydailynews/

Cost: No

Title: "City Pushes for Flexible Use of FEMA Disaster Aid"

Author: David Saltonstall

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DENVER DRIVER CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

According to a May 19th story in the Denver Post, "A woman riding a

bike was killed Friday when a Cadillac Escalade veered onto the

shoulder of Arapahoe Road in Boulder County, striking her so hard

she was thrown 145 feet, a state patrolman said. James D. Miller,

59, of Lafayette, president of Magnum Plastic Inc., which manufactures

plastic components for the medical industry, was arrested on charges

of vehicular homicide, drunken driving, careless driving causing death

and failure to drive in a single lane. Miller pleaded guilty to drunken

driving in 1999.

 

"The woman, who is believed to have been between 45 and 55 years

old, was not wearing any identification and patrolmen do not know

who she was, said Dan Elder, spokesman for the Colorado State

Patrol. Both Miller and the woman were westbound on Arapahoe

Road near 119th Street about 7:40 p.m. Friday when Miller's car

went onto the right shoulder and struck with the bicyclist, Elder

said. The woman, who was wearing a helmet, landed in the westbound

lane and died at the scene of massive head and internal injuries, Elder said...."

 

Source: http://www.denverpost.com/framework/0,1918,36~53~621447,00.html

Archive search: http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~25~,00.html

Cost: After 60 days

Title: "Driver accused of homicide, DUI after bicyclist hit in Boulder County"

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FL CYCLISTS SEEK ACCESS TO KEY HIGHWAYS

According to a recent Florida Today story, "After a breathtaking

ride along scenic Tropical Trail on south Merritt Island, bicyclist

Mike McGirr decided to make his return trip home to Suntree

using the Pineda Causeway. A trooper spotted the 52-year-old,

made a U-turn, and stopped McGirr. The trooper told McGirr it's

illegal for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross that bridge because

it is a limited access highway. He ordered McGirr to turn back

to Tropical Trail, adding 20 miles to his trip home.

 

"'I asked for a citation because I thought he was overstepping

the bounds of his authority by having me ride against the traffic,'

McGirr said of the incident that took place last fall. 'I felt he totally

disregarded my personal safety when he could have let me

continue over the Indian River.'

 

"The state Legislature would have to change the rules on limited

access roadways like the Pineda Causeway. Area residents Ron

Pritchard and Steve Webster are among those spearheading an

effort across the state to get the Florida Department of Transportation

(FDOT) to include bike/hike trails when they redesign the State Road

528 bridge on the Bennett Causeway..."

 

Source: http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/localstoryA20412A.htm

Title: "Bicyclists seek safer trails, access to certain roadways"

Author: Judy Berman

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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

"A TRIBUTE TO FRANK PATTERSON'S WORK"

"As a cycling artist who through his pen and ink drawings portrayed

so well those intimate qualities of being a cyclist during the latter part

of the 19th century through to the middle of the 20th century." http://www.frankpatterson.co.uk/

 

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"DESIGNING ROAD VEHICLES FOR PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION"

British Medical Journal by J R Crandall, K S Bhalla, and N J Madeley

(BMJ 2002;324 1145-1148). http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7346/1145

 

"CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS ARE SACRIFICED"

"...for the greater safety of motorists," argues this Editorial piece in the British

Medical Journal. http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7346/1117

 

"DOES RISK HOMOEOSTASIS THEORY HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR ROAD SAFETY"

In the British Medical Journal; by Gerald J S Wilde, Leon S Robertson, and I Barry

Pless (BMJ 2002;324 1149-1152). http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7346/1149

 

"ON RELIEVING HIGHWAY CONGESTION THROUGH CAPACITY ENHANCEMENTS AND

INCREASED EFFICIENCY"

Testimony before the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by Richard L. Ruddell, APTA's

Vice Chair for Government Affairs. http://www.apta.com/govt/record/aptatest/052102.htm

 

"NON-POWERED SCOOTER DEATH DATA"

The latest CPSC update on non-powered scooter-related deaths. http://www.cpsc.gov/pr/prscoot.html

 

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August 1-31, 2002, Bikesummer2002, Portland, OR. Info: BikeSummer Portland, P.O.

Box 786, Portland OR 97207; email: bikesummer@pdxbikes.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaoQmaaSr0eb1DwGwb/

 

August 2-4, 2002, BikeFest 2002, Amherst, MA. Info: League of American Bicyclists.

1612 K Street NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20006-2082;

voice: (202) 822-1333; fax: (202-) 822-1334; e-mail: bikeleague@bikeleague.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaoQmaaSr0fb1DwGwb/

 

August 31, 2002, 7th Annual Thunderhead Retreat, Chisago City, MN. Grassroots bicycle

advocates interested in more information should contact Adam Spey, The Thunderhead

Alliance, 1612 K St., NW Suite 401. Washington, DC 20006; voice: (202) 728-9100;

fax: (202) 822-1334; email: adam@thunderheadalliance.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaoQmaaSr0gb1DwGwb/

 

September 3-6, 2002, Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002, the 12th International Symposium

on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaoQmaaSr0hb1DwGwb/

 

September 3, 2002, 2nd Annual National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates,

St. Paul, MN. Info: America Walks, P.O. Box 29103, Portland, Oregon

97296-9103; voice: (503) 222-1077; fax: (503) 228-0289;

e-mail: info@americawalks.org  http://click.topica.com/maaaoQmaaSr0ib1DwGwb/

 

September 6-7, 2002, Mississippi River Trail, Inc. Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN.

Info: Pat Nunnally, Executive Director, MRT, 2001 Sargent Ave., St.

Paul, MN 55105; voice: (651) 698-2727; fax: (651) 698-4568; e-mail: pdn@umn.edu

 

September 23-26, 2002, 5th Symposium of the International Urban Planning and

Environment Assn, Oxford, UK. Info: Lynne Mitchell, OCSD, Oxford Brookes

University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK;

voice: 01865 484296 Fax: 01865 483298

 

October 2, 2002, National Walk to School Day, U.S. Info: Pedestrian Bicycle Information

Center, Walk to School Day - Sara Latta, 730 Airport Road, CB 3430, Chapel Hill,

NC 27599; email walk@claire.hsrc.unc.edu

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaoQmaaSr0jb1DwGwb/

 

November 10-13, 2002, 16th National Trails Symposium, Orlando, FL.

Info: American Trails, PO Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797; voice:

(530) 547-2060; fax: (530) 547-2035, e-mail: symposium@americantrails.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaoQmaaSr0kb1DwGwb/

 

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JOB > TRAINING MANAGER -- NATIONAL CENTER FOR BICYCLING

& WALKING

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW), located in

Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced program manager for the

development and implementation of NCBW training programs. The

manager will supervise curriculum development, develop course concepts,

prepare course materials (guides, instructor materials, and manuals), recruit

and develop trainers, and work closely with the Deputy Director in fulfillment

of a grant to foster more bicycle- and pedestrian- friendly community

environments. Experience in community organizing and advocacy,

and knowledge and understanding of transportation planning and facility

design is essential. Experience in training course development and

outreach is also important. The knowledge of local land-use planning

and community design, as well as knowledge of local and state government

processes is desired. Applicants must have excellent verbal and writing skills,

familiarity with project and proposal management, strong management skills,

the ability to work independently. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree

and/or at least five years experience in a related field. Strong people skills are

a must. Good benefits, small casual office, and friendly atmosphere.

Salary $44-50K, commensurate with experience. Fax resumes to 202-463-6625,

mail to NCBW Personnel, Suite 200, 1506 21st Street, NW, Washington,

DC 20036, or e-mail to info@bikewalk.org. Application close date is June 28th.

 

JOB > TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MANAGER -- NATIONAL CENTER FOR BICYCLING

& WALKING

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW), located in

Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced program manager for the

development and delivery of technical assistance and support to public

agency staff and citizen advocates. This position will work closely

with the Deputy Director in the fulfillment of a grant to foster more

bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community environments. Experience

with transportation planning and design, land-use planning and bicycle

and pedestrian programs are essential. Candidates must be able to

coordinate the development and delivery of special technical services to

state and local agencies and organizations and local communities,

research and identify information needs of various audiences, and assist

with the development of workshops and training. Applicants must possess

strong interpersonal communication and writing skills, solid management

skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small

team environment, and a commitment to customer service. Applicants

should have a Bachelor's degree and/or at least five years

experience in a related field. Strong ìpeopleî skills are a must. Good

benefits, small casual office, and friendly atmosphere. Salary $44-50K,

commensurate with experience. Fax resumes to 202-463-6625, mail to NCBW

Personnel, Suite 200, 1506 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, or

e-mail to info@bikewalk.org/. Application close date is June 28, 2002.

 

JOB > EXEC. DIRECTOR -- BICYCLE FED. OF WISCONSIN

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, a statewide non-profit bicycle advocacy

organization, with 2500 members seeks an Executive Director. The

successful applicant will have financial, public relations, programming,

fundraising, staff management, and advocacy experience. As the primary

employee of the organization, the Executive Director sets the tone and

direction of the organization yet works with board, staff, volunteers,

members and public to achieve the goals of the organization. Interested

applicant should have a passion for bicycling and bicycling issues.

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin has two offices Madison and

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Executive Director will be working out of the

Madison office. Salary will be based upon the skills and experience of the

final candidate. For a more detailed job announcement, please email :info@bfw.org

 

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